Saturday, January 20, 2018

Converting PDF Files into Doc files

http://pdf2doc.com/

Timelines of the Anti-Apartheid Movement (in South Africa)

http://www.softschools.com/timelines/apartheid_timeline/44/

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/content/have-you-heard-from-johannesburg_timeline-html/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14094918

http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/anti-apartheid-movement-aam

http://www.avoiceonline.org/aam/timeline.html

http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/southafricatimeline.htm

https://www.preceden.com/timelines/316075-anti-apartheid-movement

http://www.clarityfilms.org/haveyouheardfromjohannesburg/timeline.php

http://courses.wcupa.edu/jones/his311/timeline/t-safrica.htm

Timelines of World War I

https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/interactive-wwi-timeline?gclid=CjwKCAiA7ovTBRAQEiwAo8dPcUB8yIFBkr-AscqNU7Fo_xJOuey_bHFT4z5d_PknCj0544yE2Vqm4RoCDqUQAvD_BwE

https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/timeline-of-world-war-one/

https://www.historyonthenet.com/world-war-one-timeline-2/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_I

https://www.thoughtco.com/wwi-timeline-1779202

One year after the Trump disaster

http://www.nationalmemo.com/trump-disaster-one-year-later-still-getting-worse/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/08/year-later-bernie-sanders-calls-donald-trumps-election-unprecedented-disaster-america/845386001/

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/

https://thinkprogress.org/the-unrepentant-racism-of-tucker-carlson-tonight-199c79157cb6/

Savant on Dr. King

I KNOW that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was too PROGRESSIVE for most whites and many Blacks. A foe of both capitalism and Soviet Communism, a foe of colonialism and militarism, and--obviously--a foe of racism. King's moderation, if we choose to call it such, rests mainly in his commitment to nonviolence. But why can't one be a NONVIOLENT REVOLUTIONARY? Why can't there be a REVOLUTIONARY NONVIOLENCE? Dr. King, an adherent of the democratic and Christian LEFT, a humanist with an international perspective---was a REVOLUTIONARY whom MOST whites and many Blacks (including some blacks who think they're "conscious " and revolutionary) would feel quite uncomfortable TODAY


And the fact that Paul is CONTINUOUSLY spewing racial insults in AA Forum proves the dishonesty of his very comment here. It reveals his hypocrisy. But I wonder if Paul is familiar with King's advocacy of compensatory justice in the book WHY WE CAN'T WAIT? Sounds kind of like Affirmative Action. Or what about his proposed ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS with social democratic demands that he was intent on presenting to Congress had he lived to lead the Poor Peoples Campaign? Or his opposition to militarism, economic exploitation (which he saw as interlinked with racism) and materialism? As I mentioned before Dr. King was a REVOLUTIONARY; a NONVIOLENT revolutionary, but a revolutionary just the same.


We know now that he was a democratic socialist. I got access to his papers while researching my own book on King. His proposed ECONOMIC BILL OF RIGHTS for the Poor Peoples Campaign (not to mention the actions he intended to take to pressure the government) was awesomely progressive. Had he lived and the Poor Peoples Campaign succeeded, we'd be in a different and better place than we are today. There would be no Donald Trump. And given the improved education and HEIGHTENED consciousness of the American people even most liberals would be seen as too conservative to win an election. The USA might well be more progressive than Scandinavia. And with a wealthy country like the USA--in which slums, poverty, illiteracy no longer existed--committed to a global war on poverty, this entire planet would be a different place. Apartheid eradicated before the end of the 1970s. Militarism and imperialism vanguished. Arabs and Jews living in peace. World hunger abolished. No ISIS abroad, no white supremacist terrorists here. It COULD happened. It still CAN But we must fight for it. As one refrain I recall in a demonstration during my Vandy student days: "Dr. King, just like him! Dare to Struggle! Dare to WIN!"
-Dr. King

 
Now Miscreant White's post here (though nonsensical) is an example of the obtuseness to which so many whites are reduced by their racism. He thinks that the Affordable Care Act provided health care for Blacks at the expense of whites...which is what his white corporate overlords want him to believe. Racism, you see, blocks progressive reforms and legislation that can benefit EVERYONE for fear Blacks folks might be getting something out of it. Does Miscreant White (among others) have such an exaggerated sense of white privilege and superiority that they believe that sickness and injusry cannot happen to them, only to Blacks? The the tens of millions of poor whites in America is larger than the entire Black population? How many of them can afford health care out of their pocket? How many professional middle class people can afford medical care. Now I'm in academia, but fortunately as a tenured professor. I have health care that comes with the job. But nowadays most faculty are CONTRACTUAL, not regular tenured or tenure track. Not only have they no job security but prior to Obamacare they had no health care either. (American universities in the past 20 years have been operating like corporations to expand profits). I have contractual faculty colleagues--white, black, Asian & Latin--who would have NO health care if Obama care was gutted. If Miscreant White had his way a white colleague of mine, a scholar in religion who's married with three kids would lose his health care. I'm sure he and his family would be pleased to know that you racists and reactionaries would happily rob him and his family of health care for fear Blacks might get it. And here's the deal: If Trump does gut Obama care completely, and the very blue state of Maryland doesn't succeed (as it is trying) to replace it, my white colleagues will lose their benefits--as will my Black and Latin colleagues. But I will still have my benefits.




 -Savant

Research

https://www.scribd.com/document/251456463/Frederick-Douglas

https://www.scribd.com/document/170846166/The-Minimum-Wage

https://www.scribd.com/document/184865575/JFK-Assassination-50-Years-Later

https://www.scribd.com/document/246227070/Popular-Culture-Part-14

https://www.scribd.com/document/174430750/Reconstruction

https://www.scribd.com/document/164904436/South-Africa


Friday, January 19, 2018

Savant's Words

Jobs only flee to red states for reasons similar to why they flee to Thailand and other poor countries. Labor is CHEAP and unorganized. Which means you can get away with paying starvation wages--wages which keep the red states poorer than most other states.  (17 hrs ago | post #106)

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My Brothas in Baltimore are Holding it DOWN!!!!

It's hard to know when these racists are lying and when they're just DUMB and really don't know anything.  (17 hrs ago | post #248)

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FRENCH THREAD in AA Forum?

Wow! Why am I only seeing this now if it was posted in May? C'est terrible! Un systeme stupide, Topix.  (17 hrs ago | post #4796)

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WHITE FOLKS: YOU need to know what King Knew!

I'm talking about HISTORICAL REALITY, not some racist's paranoid fantasies about Jewish Commie conspiracies.  (17 hrs ago | post #36)

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WHITE FOLKS: YOU need to know what King Knew!

A former Panther told me about a group called the Young Patriots who when the Panthers in Chicago met them were carrying Confederate flags, but after the Panthers worked with them were quoting Che and singing IWW songs. LOL! Now I KNOW why the FBI killed Fred...Of course, the FBI probably didn't appreciate Panther connections with Latin groups, not to mention truces between Chicago Black street gangs combined with political education. With all the talk about "black crime," let someone work and try to turn street toughs into politically conscious folk and revolutionaries! Man, the rulers practically lost their minds!  (18 hrs ago | post #35)

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WHITE FOLKS: YOU need to know what King Knew!

'Sorry it has taken me so long to get back. I posted this on January 15, which was Dr. King's real birthday, not just the official MLK Day. But I was called away to DC to join a talk and interview on Dr. King's legacy--where I was joined by another historian in the University of Md. system and a young sister who works with Black Lives Matter in Washington. And then had to begin return to my university for faculty meetings. I will read the comments here when I get back. To some I will reply. Glad to see Harrisson and Barros found this thread. And, of course, the usual suspects of bigots, white supremacists and the like couldn't resist. LOL Sartre, Fanon, Fromm and Adorno were all RIGHT: You guys are OBSESSED with the objects of your racial disdain.  (18 hrs ago | post #34)

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I suspect that source is fake since every other source lists Alabama and/or Mississippi as poorest. Not surprising.  (Monday Jan 15 | post #13)

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WHITE FOLKS: YOU need to know what King Knew!

An elder colleague colleague told me that in about 1966 or 67, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Baltimore. At one gathering he reportedly said: "The difference between us and our bemused white brethren is NOT what they think, and maybe not what WE think. It is not that they're free and wee're not; it's that we KNOW we're not free while they think they are." King reportedly mention that while we're proportionately poorer than whites when compared collectively, there were nonetheless more poor white people in America than the entire Black population. That if white UNDERSTOOD their REAL situation without the delusions of racism, there would probably be MORE whites in these protest demonstrations than Blacks. Racism and the myth of white superiority may feed their egos, but not their bellies. Well I wasn't there yet I find my elder's story believable. For if King didn't say what my elder report while in Baltimore, he certainly did say it in a speech called "The Drum Major Instinct." He said it in a book called WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE: CHAOS OR COMMUNITY? King hoped that his planned Poor Peoples Campaign would arouse and awaken the poor and their allies of all ethnicities, colors and creeds. He was going to lead the FIRST Occupy Movement in the Spring of 1968. He was about to take drastic but NONVIOLENT acts of defiance to the powers that be. But then the powers that be murdered him before he could fully AWAKEN the poor, especially the benighted white poor. Too bad. White folks need to wake the fuuck up!  (Monday Jan 15 | post #1)

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The RADICAL Martin Luther King: Reclaim the LEGACY!

Today I had a radio conversation with with a young sister who is active with BLM and a fellow scholar. I was most delighted to see the young BLM sister was studying King's writings, and addressing issues of CLASS as well a RACE. As early as the 1950s in his book STRIDE TOWARD FREEDOM King reports that as a youth he "had also learned that the inseparable twin of racial injustice was economic injustice." It still is, and I'm pleased to see that members of DC's Black Lives Matter are aware of this. I've also tried to explain to them that while the exploiters and oppressors are mostly white, it is also true, as Fanon once wrote, that "exploitation can wear a black face as well as a white one." Structural racism, economic class injustice and patriarchal subjection of women must all be done away with.  (Monday Jan 15 | post #3)

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The RADICAL Martin Luther King: Reclaim the LEGACY!

It's time to put an end to the myth that Dr. King was a conservative Republican, or that he was a Communist--fabrica tions of unstagle minds. But Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a REVOLUTIONARY, and an advocate of REVOLUTIONARY NONVIOLENCE. He had gone past the point of liberal reformism by the time he was killed. He understood that desegregating a lunch counter meant little to millions who couldn't afford a meal, and that for the great mass of Black folk to obtain much benefit from the civil rights victories won by 1965, there would have to be a radical redistribution of political and economic power. But at this point it is not only RACISM that had to be opposed, but economic and class injustice as well. Indeed, racism and economic injustice--which he once described as inseparable twins-that you cannot wholly defeat one without defeating the other. But this requires a Movement of ALL the dispossessed and disinherited: workers of every ethnicity and creed, poor blacks, whites, Latins and whoever else. Indeed, this would involve a challenge to the entire order of capitalism itself. If we REALLY want to honor King, then we must go beyond the eloquent "I have a Dream" speech to the entire legacy--to King's call for a "radical revolution of values" and a "radical redistribution of political and economic power." That is what he was seeking in his efforts to lead the Poor Peoples Campaign. That is what is needed more than ever TODAY.  (Monday Jan 15 | post #1)



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HAITIAN Brothers and Sisters.......

Even as a boy of 15 I was inspired by the courageous struggles of the Haitian people against slavery and French imperialism. Inspired by the struggles of a Black people in another country who waged the ONLY successful slave insurrection in history. Bravo!  (Sunday Jan 14 | post #2)


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Racism in America

Actually, when "obamacare " is given its correct name, "the Affordable Care Act," most people approve--even millions of benighted white people. It's only when it's associated with that smart talking black guy that it becomes unpopular for many  (Sunday Jan 14 | post #1762)

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Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK's legacy

I can't imagine anyone believing that Trumpism is compatible with the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.